Canadian singer Michael Bublé’s To Be Loved tour made a stop at the AT&T Center last night in support of his current album To Be Loved. He performed to a near capacity crowd and fans of all ages showed up to hear him sing everything from standards to modern day love songs.
Naturally 7 opened the night with their brand of music they call “vocal play.” This impressive beat box group can “play” instruments like the trumpet, drums and bass. The highlight was when thanks to technology they performed with a teenage Stevie Wonder when he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
When it was time for Michael Bublé to take the stage he was preceded by flames shooting from the front of the stage. He appeared from behind a curtain and performed the classic “Fever” to the delight of his screaming fans. The mood quickly changed when he sang “Haven’t Met You Yet” and then again as he switched to slow romantic songs. He dedicated “Home” to the service men and women in the house.
His easy going style of interacting with the audience and joking around was a bit hit. He made it feel like he was performing for a small group of friends instead of thousands in a big venue. Eventually he walked through the audience to a smaller stage and performed with Naturally 7. After the goodbyes he came back after a wardrobe change and performed three more songs. He closed the night with “Song For You” which was unplugged and served as a heartfelt final goodbye.